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Could Han Chauvinism Turn the 'Chinese Dream' into a 'Chinese Nightmare'?

  • Tue, 06/14/2016 - 20:23

By harnessing Chinese chauvinism, the Chinese Dream could help revive China’s historical glory.

China's Xinjiang province is heavily militarized amid ongoing threats of terror attacks.

How China uses fear of terrorism to justify increased state power

  • Thu, 06/09/2016 - 20:04

China's long-simmering problems with Uyghur separatism and terrorism in the western region of Xinjiang has been thrust again into the international spotlight.

Chinese security forces patrol the entrance to a historic mosque in Xinjiang.

Why China increases oppression in Xinjiang

  • Thu, 06/09/2016 - 19:51

The Chinese government continues oppression in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region as the region located in the middle of transit routes is a bridge to Central Asia and has large reserves of natural resource

China’s future: Xi’s ‘great rejuvenation’ is radical and risky

  • Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:12

“China is simply not turning out as many had expected and have worked so long and hard to realize — a liberal China,” notes David Shambaugh, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.

Making the Case for Nominating Ilham Tohti for the Sakharov Prize – My Remarks at the European Parliament

  • Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:15

I’m not always acutely aware of identity as a Han Chinese, but this is one of those few occasions when I am. I am deeply honored to be here, speaking about Ilham Tohti. You will see why.

Chinese soldiers patrolling the streets of Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in July 2009, after a protest over a fatal shooting of two Uighurs in southern China escalated into riots that killed at least 197 people. Credit Diego Azubel/European Pressphoto Agency

Q. and A.: Ben Hillman and Gray Tuttle on Ethnic Unrest in Xinjiang and Tibet

  • Thu, 05/26/2016 - 21:56

Since violent ethnic protests and riots erupted in the western borderlands of China in 2008 and 2009, many scholars have been trying to pinpoint the sources of the unrest.

File photo of Muslim Uyghurs praying at the Jame Mosque during Ramadan in Hotan in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.


  • Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:26

Armed conflicts are like living organisms. Some grow and die in the blink of an eye, others ebb and flow like the tides of a river and others survive half buried, but alive, for centuries. In Xinjiang, its been over 300 years … and counting.


  • Wed, 05/18/2016 - 23:19

India denies that it caved to pressure from China in cancelling a prominent Uighur activist’s visa, but its explanations don’t stand up to scrutiny.

The Dolkun Isa Visa Affair: India Mishandles China, Once Again

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:03

India’s bungled handling of Dolkun Isa’s visa will have long-term ramifications for Delhi’s China policy.

India has cancelled the visa issued to Dolkun Isa. Credit: Facebook

Modi Government Made Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake by Revoking Uighur Activist’s Visa

  • Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:56

The cancellation of the visa will inevitably damage the credibility of the government and expose it to the charge that it does not have the ability to stand up to Chinese pressure.